by Kylie Scott
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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Betty Dawsey knows that breaking things off with Thom Lange is for the best. He’s nice, but boring, and their relationship has lost its spark. But steady and predictable Thom, suddenly doesn’t seem so steady and predictable when their condo explodes and she’s kidnapped by a couple of crazies claiming that Thom isn’t who he says he is.
Thom is having a hellish week. Not only is he hunting a double agent, but his fiancé dumped him, and thanks to his undercover life, she’s been kidnapped.
Turns out Thom is Operative Thom and he’s got more than a few secrets to share with Betty if he’s going to keep her alive. With both their lives on the line, their lackluster connection is suddenly replaced by an intense one. But in his line of work, feelings aren’t wanted or desired. Because feelings can be a lethal distraction.
First, I did not one-click this book because the dude on the cover reminded me of Keanu Reeves. ? Ok, so maybe I did! ? But, I love romantic suspense and I wanted to try this author. Plus the synopsis grabbed me. ‘Nough said.
When the story opens, Betty is in the process of leaving Thom, her fiance’ a Dear John letter. Despite trying to talk to him, his job and their lackluster relationship has her rethinking the whole marriage proposal. Just as she leaves the entire condo blows-up and she finds herself kidnapped. Thom’s a boring insurance inspector? I think not because, things just got interesting.
Suspense, snark, guns, and chemistry had me devouring Lies, in a single evening. Betty was a hoot, and Thom well, he was a little rough around the edges. I struggled with him a little, but Scott allowed us to see glimpses of sweetness and he certainly wasn’t hard on the eyes. Oh, he will mess up, trust me, but the ride to our HEA was filled with shoot-outs, hot kisses, steamy showers and plenty of sass.
If you like Mr. & Mrs. Smith, you’ll want to grab Lies. This was a fun, standalone romantic suspense with plenty of twists that will hook you, piss you off, and make you laugh but ultimately leave you smiling.
I was lucky enough to meet Kylie Scott at Book Bonanza and look forward to discovering more of her books.
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